Writing

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Lines of undulation

 

I undertook a trip to the isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides as part of  a 26 project, the 26 Steps. The remit was to undertake a set walk and to produce a black & white photograph, a hand drawn map and a sestude as a result. Mine can be found below. If you would like a postcard version of the photo with sestude do let me know:

Tolmachan to Urgha – Chasms

 

I’m really pleased to have a piece included in the International Women’s Day linked Dangerous Women project:

Paper Dolls Join Together With Dots of Whispered Steel

My words/images piece Contraflow has been published by Walking Heads as part of their series on people, place and architecture

Contraflow

I wrote this piece, Congealed, to read at The Real Story in Manchester in January, 2016. The Real Story is a fabulous night devoted to creative nonfiction (The Real Story ). You can also listen to me read it in the Audio/Visual section.

Congealed

I was asked to write a leader piece for this year’s Book Week Scotland Secrets & Confessions anthology competition. This is it here:

Subcutaneous

Previously  I had my piece Meandering Route of the Muscle Memories chosen for inclusion in the Book Week Scotland 2015 anthology

Meandering Route of the Muscle Memories

Losslit is a really fantastic loss themed monthly Twitter write club. They also have publish longer pieces and Falling In and Out of Cabs was chosen for their second edition.

Falling In & Out of Cabs

Visual Verse is a monthly opportunity to write in a time limited way to a commissioned visual prompt (Patron Ali Smith)

Various – Visual Verse

This piece was chosen for inclusion in Storyshop 2014 at Edinburgh International Book Festival, and was placed runner up in the Hysteria writing competition the same year.

The Sweetie Wife

The Bear Review feature a range of really interesting writing. This piece is one I wrote for their stream on music.

Sleeve Notes

Creases

Embers

Inflatable

Sweet Sixteen

This blue is gone